El Chavo del Ocho is a Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Spanish America as well as in Brazil, Spain, United States and other countries. It centers around the adventures and tribulations of the title character, El Chavo — a poor orphan played by the show's creator, Roberto Show more...
Gómez Bolaños, and other inhabitants of a fictional housing complex, or, as called in Spanish, vecindad.
The show traces back to May 1972, where it appeared as a sketch in the "Chespirito" show, produced by "Televisión Independiente de Mexico", broadcast on Mexico's Canal 8, XHTIM-TV. In 1975, El Chavo moved to Televisa and became a weekly half-hour series. The show was cancelled in 1980, but shorts were still produced in Chespirito from that year until 1992. At its peak of popularity during the mid-1970s, El Chavo, having 350 million viewers worldwide, was the most watched show in Mexican television.
The frequent occurrence of Mexican idiomatic expressions makes El Chavo del Ocho very hard to translate into other languages, save for Portuguese which is similar to Spanish. Theme music for the series was "The Elephant Never Forgets", a playful version of Beethoven's "Turkish March" in 1967 by electronic music pioneers Perrey and Kingsley.
@esavadabado @jess___146 Supongo que el Chavo del ocho se hizo una torta de panela con la panela mas grande del mundo...1 hour 4 minutes ago
@Oscar @AreliPaz Más bien (no encontré el emoticon) pero se lo ponían al "chavo del ocho" cuando estaba castigado.1 hour 29 minutes ago
@FracesMX Vámonos, tesoro, no te juntes con esta chusma (Florinda Meza como "Doña Florinda" en El Chavo del Ocho).3 hours 54 minutes ago
@Adrian Turner EPN es el nuevo "Chavo del ocho"... del ocho por ciento de aprobación. Así, qué márgenes de gobernar y negociar tiene? Absolutamente ninguno4 hours 55 minutes ago